The cover image underscores the integral role anesthesiologists play in allaying surgery-related anxiety in children. New preoperative interventions strengthen the partnership of healthcare providers, patients, and parents, thereby improving perioperative outcomes:
* Litman: Allaying Anxiety in Children: When a Funny Thing Happens on the Way to the Operating Room, p. 4
* Martin et al.: Changing Healthcare Providers' Behavior during Pediatric Inductions with an Empirically Based Intervention, p. 18
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